To inform you about Year 6 SATs To encourage you to support your child to achieve their best
Statutory Assessment Tests which all pupils take at the end of Key Stage 2. They provide a snapshot of attainment in English, mathematics and science. The tests take place during May and last for a whole week. The tests are marked externally and reported in the end of year report. Children are expected to achieve a Level 4 at the end of Key Stage 2.
Monday 14 th May – Friday 18 th May Monday – Reading test (45 minutes plus 15 minutes reading time) Tuesday – Writing short, writing long and spelling Wednesday – Mental maths and Maths A Thursday – Maths B (calculator allowed)
Monitoring school success Guiding secondary schools – they also test on entry Guiding the school on how to improve – analysed each year
There are three tests -writing test -spelling test -reading test Writing test -Longer task -Handwriting is assessed as part of the longer task (worth 3 marks) -Shorter task -Spelling test contains 20 words ( worth 5 marks ) -Total of 50 marks
Reading Test -Only general instructions can be read -15 minutes reading time -45 minutes to answer questions -Test can include a wide range of texts -Total of 50 marks
There are three tests - test A (non calculator) - test B (calculator) - mental arithmetic Test A and B have 40 marks each Mental arithmetic has 20 marks
This is an essential part of the national curriculum assessment and reporting arrangements. It is carried out as part of teaching and learning in the classroom. Teacher assessment results are reported alongside the test results. Both have equal status and provide complimentary information about a pupils attainment.
We are giving children opportunities to: work independently see the layout and design of previous years’ tests complete work in a given time learn test strategies i.e. what to do if they cannot answer a question, read a word
Don't get carried away - the tests are not an eleven-plus. A child does not fail SATs. Encourage children to be confident about their ability to do well. Playing is important - children should not be stopped from living their lives as normal during test week. Support you child in working through the revision homework set by school. www.bbc.co.uk/schools/revisewise Mathletics
Don’t Panic Play your part – year 7 will be much easier as they tend to repeat many elements of year 6. Give your child a head start! Remember we do not teach to the tests. We are concerned with the whole child.